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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Embroidery – new skill

The idea to do some embroidery came about when i stumbled upon an online craft fair one day. It was in Yorkshire; probably 150 miles from home, and yet i … Continue reading

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Three methods of hemming

Just a short post. I wasn’t going to blog the white Sakura top at all, but then i noticed that i had hung three garments on the line to dry, … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Top Knot Romper XXXXX

This looks like a really good ‘value for money’ pattern. That’s why I have given it 5 stars. I bought it earlier this year, and used it in the spring … Continue reading

December 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lunch Box Tee

Littl’un is outgrowing some of the original set of patterns that i bought, including the School Bus Tee from Oliver and S. So i decided that she needed something more … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ikatee Sakura

I’ve not tried Ikatee before – ‘French sewing patterns for kids’. I suppose i had a few objectives: Find a pattern that would enable me to use up some left … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

A second Halifax Hoodie

Whilst i have recently blogged about multiple uses of patterns, i have a number of patterns that haven’t had as much use as i expected. If a pattern is only … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

A coat with provenance

Buying at source is such a trendy thing to do, but CAN COST A LOT OF MONEY. Finally, i have a coat made from Trefriw Woollen Mill tweed. It’s highly … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

To buy or to make? That is the question.

Dressing gowns. A friend gave me an old duvet cover, thinking i might like to make a summer dress from the fabric. Well, i was due to go on holiday … Continue reading

October 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Two weeks, one pattern

There used to be, maybe there still is, an annual event called One Week, One Pattern, where you identified a pattern that you had made a number of times, and … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Holiday Top goes on holiday!

This all started with a metre of high quality beige cotton jersey. I bought it to possibly use for sleeves for the Hebden t-shirt in early lockdown. But another beige … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · Leave a comment